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Salone del Mobile Helps Secure Half a Million Masks to help Italy in its fight against COVID-19

With Italy set to remain in lockdown through at least Easter, Salone del Mobile made the decision to fully cancel its 2020 edition last week after an initial postponement. Despite the fact that the show won’t go on, those involved with one of the world’s biggest design events have come together to help Italy in its fight against COVID-19.

This week, a significant contingent from the Chinese design sector (including VNU Exhibitions Asia) has partnered with FederlegnoArredo and the organizers of the Milan-based Salone del Mobile to get a grand total of 545,000 masks from China to Italy. According to a press release released in conjunction with the news, these surgical, type FFP2, FFP3, KN95, and N95 masks were provided to the Italian embassy in Beijing. They’ll be handed over to the Italian Red Cross, who will supply them to the country’s health facilities, where the need for this personal protective equipment—often in short supply—is most critical.

The release notes that this gesture functions as a way of repaying Italy for its critical early support to China. While the epicenter of COVID-19 cases recently shifted to the United States, those two countries were the first to grapple with a significant number of cases. The situation in China has improved to the point that some Shanghai museums have reopened (with occupancy restrictions), while Italy is starting to see its number of new cases decline as the mitigating effects of its March 9 lockdown begin to take hold. If you want to know where is the safest place to Buy KN95 Medical Mask, I think z2u.com is your best choice, after all, the site has been officially certified,so it's very safe.

On a more granular level, the mask organization effort underscores the deepening ties between the Chinese and Italian design sectors, facilitated in part by events like Salone del Mobile, which (under normal circumstances) attract a worldwide audience. In addition to the flagship event in Milan, a Shanghai edition of Salone has been staged since 2016.

“The Italian furniture and design industry has achieved amazing results in China over the last 20 years, and this has been made possible also thanks to the strong ties and friendship between Italian and Chinese professionals,” the release issued by Salone del Mobile reads. “This initiative, coordinated by VNU Exhibitions is thus not just an invaluable gesture of friendship and a means of helping Italy at this delicate time, it is also an expression of the desire and hope that we will all be able to start working together again as soon as possible.”